Events at Savannah’s Waterfront
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Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend Celebration
June 30 - July 4
Family-Friendly Event to Feature Free Live Music, Fireworks, Tie-Dye Kids Corner and Special Performances by Parris Island Marine Band and 116th U.S. Army Band from June 30 through July 4
Plant Riverside District will host the 2023 Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend Celebration from Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4. This popular annual event will offer free live music, kid-friendly activities and food and drink options for all ages along Savannah’s historic waterfront at 400 W. River St.
FIREWORKS & FOURTH OF JULY VIEWING PARTY
Plant Riverside District will sponsor the annual Savannah’s Waterfront Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky over the Savannah River on Tuesday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m. A special Fourth of July Viewing Party at Electric Moon will feature live DJ Lil’ G, exciting giveaways and an ideal vantage point to watch the fireworks show. Admission is $20 per person at the door.
LIVE MILITARY BANDS
On Saturday, July 1 at 1 p.m., the Parris Island Marine Band will offer a patriotic performance at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Plant Riverside District. Originally founded in 1915, the Parris Island Marine Band is based at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, S.C. and is a four-time recipient of the Col. George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands.
The 116th United States Army Band, a unit of the Georgia National Guard from Marietta, Ga., will perform live on Sunday, July 2 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Popular Savannah singer, speaker and author Stephanie Cherry leading a stirring rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” immediately preceding the 116th United States Army Band’s performance.
FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Featured artists performing live throughout the holiday weekend include Ramona + the Riot, Laiken Love and The Fellowship of Love, Individually Twisted, Hollifield, Mily Kinner & the Mini Killers and Natalie Goodman. In addition, Myrtle & Rose Rooftop Garden will host Andrew Ottimo live on June 30 from 7-10 p.m. and Brian Bazemore live on July 1 from 7-10 p.m. A complete entertainment schedule is available at plantriverside.com.
A special Kids Corner will offer the opportunity to tie-dye t-shirts red, white and blue with support from Savannah Tie Dye. Plant Riverside District will host the tie-dye Kids Corner at the Riverwalk Pavilions from Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests can bring their own 100% cotton t-shirt to tie dye free of charge or can purchase a t-shirt on-site for $10.
PATRIOTIC LIGHTING AND MORE
Throughout the holiday weekend, Plant Riverside District’s iconic smokestacks, fountains and other familiar landmarks will be illuminated with red, white and blue lights after dark. Nightly America the Beautiful Fountain Shows will feature patriotic music in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS
Food and drink specials will be available daily at the exceptional restaurants at Plant Riverside District, including a full menu of Angus beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, imported beers and craft beers at Riverside Burgers.
District Smokehouse and District Seafood will offer July 4th weekend favorites, including Chopped Brisket and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Smoked Savannah Hot Wings, Fried Georgia Shrimp and specialty summer cocktails, including the Spangled 76, which is handcrafted with Bacardi Rum, Blue Curacao and Crown Apple. Hot dogs, gelato, popcorn and cold beverages will also be available for purchase along the waterfront.